Entries by Issy Cooke

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Campaigning Summer School 2022

  At this jam-packed 3-day summer school, young people aged between 16 and 18 had the opportunity to gain the skills needed to make a real difference in our community. This was a hands-on, first-hand insight into the exciting world of political and social campaigning. The school brought together a wide variety of speakers from […]

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Next Stop Thamesmead – Abena meets the Deputy Mayor for Transport, Peabody and leaders from Greenwich and Newham Council

The campaign to bring the DLR to Thamesmead continues, this month I met with the Deputy Mayor for Transport, Peabody and leaders from Greenwich and Newham Council for a tour of the key sites in Thamesmead and the proposed location for the DLR station. It was great to have stakeholders come together to discuss the […]

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Celebrating the Jubilee in Erith and Thamesmead

With everything from jamborees, storytelling, markets and street parties, there was no shortage of fun in Erith and Thamesmead for the Jubilee weekend. I loved seeing communities across the constituency come together and celebrate such a momentous occasion. Thursday marked the lighting of the Queen’s Beacon and Lesnes Abbey Woods and Cygnet Square were among […]